This chapter was more or less an excuse to bring back the five kage. And it was kind of predictable too. Here is what I wrote in my last post “They will probably use Karin’s blood to save Tsunade”. See, even I could predict this, means it was kinda obvious.
Tsunade sacrificed herself to save the four kages, but now her gesture is hard to appreciate. But seriously, did you think she would die? I did when I saw her in that awful shape, but since there was no dying scene I figured she was going to be fine after all. And I am not saying that she should have been killed off, but I want to say that when you don’t believe that characters are even mortal, it is hard to appreciate the tension of the moment. It was a big problem in Bleach. Kubo may cut Ichigo’s head off, fans still would not believe he is in big trouble.
So, what do we have now? Five kages are ok and going to the battlefield. From their battle with Madara we know that they are a little less than equal to him, when put together. But the point is that Hashirama alone is a little more than equal to Madara, and lets not forget all the other people there. To tell the truth, I don’t see why Kishimoto is gathering all the people on this one spot. It I was in his shoes, I would have tried to diverge the action, so bad guys would have chance to defeat the overpowered people like kage one by one. That is, if I wanted to continue the story.
What Kishimoto is doing can lead to two solutions. Either he is going to finish the manga there, or he is going to make a major turning point that would involve a lot of people. And if it is the second option, then we should think about it from the point of view of what bad guys might do. We learned that Orochimaru is going to be passive, Madara only wants to fight Hashirama, Kuubi does not have a plan beyond “get off me, what have I done to you, leave me alone!” So it is either Sasuke or Obito. I bet for Sasuke, he probably has an evil plan of a sort.
Now, sorry for the troll title again. It is true that Kakashi did got hit by a blade pretty badly. Not the first time, by the way. Last time we learned that it was a lightning clone, I believe. And Kakashi even died once before. And, if Kishi can’t even kill Tsunade, what are the chances he kills Kakashi? Around zero, I would say.
Hope you liked the chapter. Or, at least the last panel of it. See you next time (^_^)/
My other posts on Naruto: ALL MY NARUTO POSTS. My latest posts on Naruto: Naruto Shippuden, episode 317., Naruto Chapter 634. Naruto and Sasuke combined attack.